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Myanmar’s Opium Boom Matters — Here’s Why

The UN just released a new report on the state of the opium trade in Myanmar, and it bears some grim news which, as...

Building a Credible Cyber Defense Posture: Opportunities in the Philippines

The weaponization of cyberspace has unleashed new ways to disrupt a country's digital infrastructure and erode its decision-making capabilities. During wartime, the internet becomes...

Shattered Dreams of Myanmar’s Upcoming National Election

It’s been almost two years since the people of Myanmar are being suppressed by military rule again. Humanitarian and security situations in Myanmar continue...

The US BURMA Act: Long Way to the Rohingya Repatriation?

The politics did not get better in 2022 but only became more complicated. We have seen many predicaments of international politics last year including...

Japan’s Line App Must Not Be Tool of Cambodia’s Dictator Hun Sen

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has done everything in his power to suppress any sign of opposition to his rule, which has now lasted...

Bandung and After: Indonesia’s Ongoing Struggle Against Extremism

Indonesia has been in recent times struggling to contain extremist trends.  There have been alarm bells ringing over the past years about pervasive extremism;...

ASEAN Summit 2022 and Myanmar: Signaling a New Level of Relations?

Not many days have passed since the 40th and 41st ASEAN summits were held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Nov. 10-13, 2022. Led by...

Why Is Myanmar on the Blacklist of FATF?

An international watchdog has added Myanmar to its blacklist for terrorist funding, joining Iran and North Korea. This is another blow to the already...

Joe Biden Must Use Cambodia Visit to Demand Release of US Citizen Theary Seng

Theary Seng is a dual citizen of the United States and Cambodia, a qualified lawyer imprisoned and on hunger strike in a Cambodian jail...

World’s $20 Billion Investment in Cambodia’s Democracy Can Still Be Saved

Since the Paris Peace Agreements (PPAs) on Cambodia in October 1991, the world has poured billions of dollars into the attempt to create a...

Is Myanmar’s Military Junta Losing Its Political and Military Influence?

The military junta in Myanmar has been facing a number of unexpected challenges since it usurped state power. There are several signs that the...

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Myanmar’s Opium Boom Matters — Here’s Why

The UN just released a new report on the...

India-UK Free Trade: An Unfinished Business

UKs need for FTA and India’s Consistent bargain further...

Odisha’s Thrust on Sports Tourism and Entrepreneurship

The state of Odisha in Eastern India is hosting...

From the Midnight Stopover to the Visit of Donald Lu: What Does It Mean for Bangladesh?

From the Byzantine Empire to the present-day Westphalian nation-state,...

Maldives’ Presidential Election and Possible Challenges for India

Indian foreign minister S. Jaishankar was on a three-day...